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Hicks Johnson Welcomes Lori C. Arakaki

Hicks Johnson Welcomes Lori C. Arakaki

We are excited to announce that Lori C. Arakaki has joined Hicks Johnson as a senior associate.

Lori litigates complex commercial disputes before federal and state courts at both the trial and appellate levels, as well as in arbitration proceedings. She has extensive experience at all stages of litigation, from drafting dispositive, discovery, Daubert, and post-trial motions to deposing fact and expert witnesses as a first chair in high-stakes matters and successfully arguing discovery motions in court.

Prior to joining Hicks Johnson, Lori practiced in the litigation group at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP’s San Francisco office. She also spent several years as an associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP’s Los Angeles office. She obtained her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and her B.S. from the University of Southern California.

“I’ve been impressed with the firm’s professional ethics, collegial culture, and extensive opportunities for professional development,” Lori said. “I look forward to building my practice alongside a group of outstanding colleagues.”

Managing partner Andy Hicks commented, “Lori is a talented lawyer with strong trial skills and a reputation for excellent client service. She’s a valuable addition to our trial team.”